I Know the Real Estate Market Is Soft, But Renting an Oregon Timeshare to Al Qaeda?
Muslim leaders in Seattle had the idea of creating an Islamic time share in southern Oregon. People could raise Arabian horses, grow their own vegetables and trainings. Unbeknownst to them, a friend of a friend invited Al Qaeda to perform some trainings.
I was reading about Oussama Kassir, a self-proclaimed al-Qaida tough guy, who flew into a rage after his late-night arrival at a remote Oregon ranch.
This barren and unforgiving range land, which reminded him of Afghanistan, was to become an Islamic fighter training base. Instead of being welcomed by Muslim recruits, eager to learn the ways of war, he got a mentally impaired 18-year-old Seattle Islamist and two women more interested in canning jars than jihad.
Some weapons armory they had there outside Bly, Oregon. Sure. Here's a pistol and a .22-caliber rifle. Have fun taking down America, dumb ass.
An "Islamic time share". Really?
He envisioned the Oregon camp as an Islamic time share, selling visits to foreign Muslims. Twice he lured groups from his Seattle mosque for weekend visits to the ranch. They thought they were going on a bit of a Western adventure -- riding, shooting and chasing cows.Errr, not exactly.
Kassir recently was sentenced to life in prison for his effort, and his two partners in the enterprise are awaiting extradition to the U.S.
Check out David Letterman's joke about the camp.